Squeals on Wheels is owned by John and Jill Phillips. We have been blessed to have 5 wonderful children (now adults) who frequently help at zoos and pony rides.
John and Jill are both retired from the U.S. Army. We met on a blind date in San Francisco (where we were both active duty at the time) and married six weeks later! We have been married for over 20 years and counting!
Our active duty careers led us all over the world which gave us little opportunity to have many animals - well, we have more than made up for this with...
Squeals on Wheels!
Owning a petting zoo and pony ride business offers unexpected opportunities and adventures!
The cable television network, ABC, was looking for a family who owned a petting zoo for their hit show Wife Swap
Squeals on Wheels was part of Ace of Cakes! The cake was a wonderful farm scene and our animals were part of the "live" entertainment!
ABC staff called, told us about the show (we had never seen the show) and asked if we were interested. We thought - Why miss out on an adventure? We applied, and we were selected. The episode aired November 2007, was selected for "sweeps week" and is frequently re-played on numerous CABLE channels. They said our family was 'too normal' but it turned out funny!
Elderly residents get a visit from Squeals on Wheels - Enjoy the article about Pet Therapy and how it helps our seniors.
HEALTHLINE - RETIREMENT LIVING CHANNEL WITH DR. KEVIN SODEN - Our miniature pot-belly pig was included in Dr. Soden's half hour medical show on the nationally recognized Retirement Living Network Channel. Dr. Soden profiled a cancer survivor who used a controversial therapy involving pancreatic enzymes from a pig.
We travel to many locations in Montgomery County Maryland; Fairfax County, Virginia; Arlington County, Virginia; several parts of Alexandria, Virginia and several locations in Washington, DC
Copyright 2010 Squeals on Wheels: Petting Zoo Virginia. All Rights Reserved.
The 9:30 Club on V Street in NW Washington is a great club with great live music. We were asked to do a "surprise" birthday party for a band member of a popular group from Canada. The party was held in the club's parking lot and everyone had a blast!
"Making a Difference, One Child, One Party at a Time"
John Phillips Co-Owner
Best at Ol' McDonald Had A Farm events
Hobbies: Keeping the lawn alive
despite 200 pooping/scratching chickens
"The next kid who lets the dog pee on my grass is gonna get it"
Jill Phillips Co-Owner
Best at Marketing and finding the most amazing animals for petting zoo
Hobbies: Finding the most amazing animals for the petting zoo
"You're right John. If I had given birth to TEN children instead of FIVE, we would have plenty of help right now"
Chelsea Phillips & husband Joe Moore
Owners of our sister petting zoo company TinyTailstoYou.com in Austin,Texas
Best at petting zoos in hot, sweaty weather with cranky animals
Hobbies: Placing bags of ice around cold weather animal species to prevent death by boiling sun
"I just LOVE the weather in Texas!"
Tyler Phillips & Diana Samata
(Owners of our sister chicken coop rental company RentACoop.com)